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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 875–877

Jones matrix of polarization mode dispersion

Denis Penninckx and Vincent Morénas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 13, pp. 875-877 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000875


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Abstract

We describe how to calculate the Jones matrix transfer function of a fiber if its principal states of polarization and its differential group delay as functions of frequency are known. Using two counterexamples related to second-order polarization mode dispersion (PMD), we also show that a previous method used for the same purpose induces overestimation of second-order PMD effects by a factor of 2. Our new method is used to solve the problem for both counterexamples.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Citation
Denis Penninckx and Vincent Morénas, "Jones matrix of polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 24, 875-877 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-13-875


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